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Help shape what the YMCA of Austin is, and what it will be by volunteering as a board member at one of our nine branches! This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community, meet others who are interested in helping, and to make sure the YMCA of Austin continues to be a place dedicated to empowering everyone in our Central Texas community! If you are interested please fill out this form.

Board Chair: Kate Henderson
Vice Chair: Zach Watkins
Vice Chair: Veronica Briseño
Secretary: Dorothee Auldridge
Treasurer: Bob Digneo
Immediate Past Chair: Julie Kreager
Kathryn Scoblick
Paul Hoffman
Jeremy Blackman
Jeff Bomer
Chris Britton
Daniel Gillett
Bart Gunkel
Martha Harris
Susan Henricks
Ryan Keathley
Kelly Latz
Terry McDaniel
Reagan Nash
Hamilton Rial III
A. Jay Rimovsky
Sarah Roper-Coleman
James Ruiz
Dick Schwab
Mark Stacey
Melanee Ferrier
Shonté Jovan Taylor
Christopher Trickey
Andrea Richeson
Karlyn Ellis
Scottie Aplin
Wes Yonge
Mark Littlefield
Christopher Caruso
Dr. Don Christian
Brian Haulotte
Richard Archer

Awards and Recognition:

The Will W. Miller Award is presented to a person of high character and commitment whose leadership and vision have made only the most significant and long-lasting contributions to this Association. 

  • Mark Stuckey: The Will W. Miller volunteer leadership award is presented annually to a person of high character and commitment whose leadership and vision have made only the most significant and long-lasting contributions to this association. The Will W. Miller award recognizes a key volunteer who has not only inspired others, but has helped the ymca of austin enrich the lives of people in our community. Like many others, Mark Stuckey got involved with the YMCA through a program. But in this case, the circumstances where dramatically different. His wife had just completed cancer treatment, and she started on her own journey to rebuild spirit, mind and body through the livestrong at the YMCA  program.  Seeing the Y mission at work inspired our recipient to take action of his own, not only through Y membership, but by offering his time, talent and treasure to ensure the Y is able to meet the needs of those who need it most. Since joining as a branch board member more than 4 years ago, he has set the standard for volunteer branch leadership. Armed with a keen, analytical mind of an engineer, he’s applied his project management expertise to his role as board chair. To serve the greater good, our recipient assumed the role of annual giving campaign chair for 2017. He is always there when you need him with a word of support or a bit of guidance, never shy to offer suggestions and back them; up with action. We are very fortunate to have him as part of our YMCA family.

The Gerald T. Olson Award is presented to outstanding volunteers in our community who have served the Y in a significant way over the past year. This year's winner is Sharon Mays.

  • Randy Teich: Randy Teich has been active with the YMCA of Austin for the past 10 years. He was an early champion of a YMCA/ City of Austin collaboration  And served as the North Austin Civic Association’s neighborhood representative on the design committee for what would become Austin’s newest YMCA.  With a true commitment to the community, he also serves on the Restore Rundberg team, working to make rundberg-area neighborhoods safer for all residents. He also serves on the board of the foundation for the homeless, assisting with their breakfast program for the past 9 years. 
  • Sarah Roper-Coleman: After joining as a board member in 2014, Sarah Roper-Coleman jumped right in as a leader and advocate, immediately engaging her entire family and recruiting her sister to the join the board also. Since 2015 she has served in the role of branch board chair, and under her leadership and vision the branch has thrived, even exceeding fundraising goals annually. Her advocacy extends beyond the branch and she has served on the Camp Cypress Capital Campaign Leadership Advisory Council, and is currently serving on a special joint task force. She is blessed with grace, integrity, humility and most of all, with generosity. She loves to give and has a special place in her heart for service and for the Y. 

East Communities Board of Managers

Chair: Estrella BarreraDepartment Head- Occupational Therapy, Austin Community College
Meisa EzekielPediatrician
Laura HernandezExecutive Director, Travis County Democratic Party
TJ Johnson
Dai TruongAssociate- Austin Ventures
Trenzio TurnerSenior VP- Sanders-Wingo Advertising Co.
Zac WhitleyBroker - Austin Distinction Realty
Estephanie Olivares
Simone OtenaikeAttorney at McGinnis Lochridge
Sam Greer

Hays Communities Board of Managers

Chair: Donna HaschkeRetired Educator
Rick BentleyRetired Educator
Jason CaleWells Fargo
Scott CaryJudge - Hays County Precinct 5
Jeff ClarkOwner- Buda Health Center
Sam CooperPrincipal - The Financial Pavilion, LLC
Chris DunkinBroker/Owner - Star-Tex Real Estate
Karyln EllisBroker - Prosper Reality Group
Travis GardnerBranch Manager, A + Federal Credit Union
Paul GuerreroAllstate
Merideth KellerSchool Board Member, Hays County ISD
Eric KettemanIT
Matthew RavesEdward Jones
Amanda RickmanBuyers Agent, Prosper Properties
Deborah Smith Toodle


North Austin Board of Managers

Chair: Joe ZulloInsurance Designers
Phil Henderson
Mike HermesHigginbotham & Associates
Andy HinesPresident - Hines Pool & Spa
Kim MacakiagePrinciple Consultant- MAXIMUS
Sharon MaysRealtor- JB Goodwin Realtors
John MooreSales Broker - John Horton Realty
Dayoliz PerezLien Resolution Director - Shapiro Settlement Solutions
Randy Teich
Carrie ThomasVP of Operations, Maximus Inc.

Northwest Family Board of Managers

Chair: Dick SchwabCEO - Austin Financial Partners
Bianca BentzinChief Prosecutor- City of Austin
Rejeana BertelsonMom, Triathlete, Volunteer, School Teacher
Margaret ButlerDirector of Ops, Seton NW Hosp
Dr. Wes Fox
Margot HarmatukCommunity Relations Director, UFCU
Daniel HogbergVice President, Megladon
Cameron Hughey
Trennis JonesProject Director, CommUnity Care
Robert KannenbergIBM - retired
Alan Patterson
Kristie Pelletier
Jen-Kei Pong
Tresa RockwellMarketing Professional
Roy SparkmanOwner, Sparkman Wealth Management
Lisa StuckeyCounselor, Austin Independent School District - retired
Mark StuckeyIBM - retired
Mark VerricoPresident - Strategic Payment Systems
Mitch YoungLandscape Engineer
Shannon Zuniga

Program Services Board of Managers

Chair: Sarah Roper-ColemanLead Program Evaluator - Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Kayla ElliottYodle
Ellie Falcao
Jay FribourgMain Street Hub
Clint Harbour Staff Attorney - Texas Attorney General's Office
Megan LuedersVice President, Marketing - Zenoss
Joe MartinezGeorgetown Lumber and Supply
Albert PomalesKindHealth
Alanna RussellConsultant
Scott RoushVP Sales - Epicor
Jon SalinasSpring Architects
Timothy SinnottStaff Project Engineer - National Instruments
Marisa WilliamsKendra Scott
Michelle Harper

Southwest Family Board of Managers

Chair: Kelli CraddockProject Manager/Operations/Professional Education
Scottie Aplin
Gaston BroylesAttorney- Office of the Attorney General
Mike ConwellDatabase, Web, Productivity Engineer - Computer Consulting Company (C3)
Fred EkeryInternal Medicine Physician, Hematologist, Oncologist
Bob Fabrizio General Manager - Mtech / Comfort Systems USA
Brandi FieldGeneral Manager- Recent Toys USA
Richard GabareeWhole Foods Market
Jeff HolstFounder & Board Chair - Colin's Hope
Craig HacklerFinancial Advisor - Raymond James Financial Services
Ray HutchinsonTexas Department of Transportation - Retired
Gregory Ippolito Professor- UT Department of Molecular Biosciences
George KennebeckUSAF- Retired, Oak Hill Rotary
Kelly LatzPartner - Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison LLP
Mark LittlefieldAustin Based Political Consultant
Shawn Martin Attorney - Dunham and Rogers
Susanna MeringolaAssistant Criminal District Attorney, Caldwell County
Craig PlackisPresident - Craig-O's Pizza
Elisa Surina Garay
Aaron VollmerPrincipal - Runa Workshop

Springs Family Board of Managers

Chair: Dorothee AuldridgeAgent - Keller Williams Realty
James AkersVP Sales - Associated Brands
Ernie Banasau
Anne Davison
Angela Fugate
Lisa HargravesController - NewMarket Technology Inc
Michael HoganFinancial Advisor- Merrill Lynch
Barbara Levitane
Marilyn MillerAttorney - Marilyn G. Miler Attorney at Law
Mandy Papp
Terese Peabody Broker - Stanberry & Associates

TownLake Board of Managers

Chair: Reagan NashFinancial Advisor - UBS Financial Services
Shannon BieberdorfDistrict Attorney's Office
Chris CantuFinance Consultant- Humana
Andy CarlsonSenior Advisor- Cresa Partners
Murray ChanowExecutive Director - Adoption Coalition of TX
Mitchell HerrInvestment Advisor - JP Morgan, Waterstreet Investment Consultants
Jim HouchinsAttorney - The Law Office of James O. Houchins
JJ KennermerNexersys Corp. & Real Estate
Kyle KerrigenGoodwill Industries
Danny McKeanBusiness Development Manager- AVAI Mobile
Jennifer Modesett
Steve MontignaniGreen Builder
Ken PflugerInvestment & Community Advocacy
Andrea RichesonTrademark Media
Cristina SalinasPeters Group PR
Brian Schoenbaum Founder- Vuka Austin
Kara SanchezSpeech Language Pathologist- Bilinguistics
Kierstan SchwabExecutive Director- Texas PBS Stations
Stephen WallsMarketing/Film
ShellyRetired - Ballet

Bastrop Board of Managers

Chair: Martha HarrisFormer Bastrop City Council Member
Charlie Amos
Pat Anderson
Melissa Barringer
Diana Hugo
William Pina
David Sartain
Joleen Smith
Kim Sparks
Stovy Bowlin

Past Will W. Miller Volunteer Leadership Award Winners

1990Jeff Bomer
1991Dr Martin Legett
1992Mark Kiester
1993Susan Henricks
1994Moton Crockett
1995Terry McDaniel
1996Harvey Corn
1997Marilyn Miller
1998Bob Digneo
1999Jerry Olson
2000Jane Wallace
2001Mary Anne Best
2002Carl Stuart
2003None Awarded
2004Leslie Fossler
2005Ashton Cumberbatch
2006J. Hamilton Rial III
2007Lucy Leatherwood
2008Craig Hackler
2009Kelly Latz
2010Paul Hoffman
2011Mike Etie
2012Andy Hines
2013James Ruiz
2014Julie Kreager
2015A. Jay Rimovsky